Non-Binary 'Flash' Actor Ezra Miller Arrested after Karaoke Bar 'Harassment'

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Tuesday March 29, 2022

Non-binary 'The Flash' actor Ezra Miller was arrested in Hilo, Hawaii on March 27, following alleged incidents of harassment and disorderly conduct at a karaoke bar, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"The actor is alleged to have yelled obscenities and become agitated when people began singing karaoke at the bar," the article detailed. "The actor is also alleged to have attempted to rip a microphone away from one woman and alleged to have lunged at another man," the account went on to add.

The police department in Hilo recorded in a police report that Miller — who uses they/them pronouns and was initially referred to as a "29-year-old man visiting from Vermont" — had been arrested.

"On Sunday, March 27, at 11:30 p.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of disorderly patron at a bar on Silva Street," the report said. "During the course of their investigation, police determined that the man, later identified as Ezra Miller, became agitated while patrons at the bar began singing karaoke."

"Miller began yelling obscenities and at one point grabbed the microphone from a 23-year-old woman singing karaoke (disorderly conduct offense) and later lunged at a 32-year-old man playing darts (harassment offense)," the report said.

"The bar owner asked Miller to calm down several times to no avail."

Miller has had similar brushes with the law in the past. Wikipedia recalled that in 2011 Miller was cited for disorderly conduct and fined $600 after the vehicle they were in was pulled over and police discovered 20 grams of marijuana.

In 2020, a person alleged to have been Miller appeared in a video shot in Iceland that showed someone seemingly choking a woman and then throwing her to the ground.

In the video, a young woman appears to confront a person resembling Miller. The person responds, "Oh, you wanna fight?" The person then grabs her and seems to swing her around and lower her to the ground.

The actor is best known for their portrayal of superhero Barry Allen, a.k.a. The Flash, in film and on television. Miller played the DC Comics character in "2017's 'Justice League' and is set to star in 'The Flash' feature film scheduled for release in June 2023,' noted news channel WAGM.

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.